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India Women vs England Women, ICC Women’s World T20 2018 Semifinal: Clinical England Defeats India by Eight Wickets, Books Finals Berth

INDW vs ENGW: England women's cricket team displayed an emphatic performance to outclass India by eight wickets in the semifinals of the women's world T20 tournament.

Updated: November 23, 2018 8:14 AM IST

By India.com Sports Desk | Edited by Aditya Chauhan

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India vs England, ICC Women’s World T20 2018 Semifinal: England women’s cricket team displayed an emphatic performance to outclass India by eight wickets in the semifinals of the women’s world T20 tournament on Friday.

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India will be looking to erase the memories of a heart-breaking World Cup final defeat last year when they take on England in the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World T20 on Friday morning (IST). England beat India by nine runs in an exciting final of the 50-over global meet, a tournament that ushered a new era for women’s cricket in India. To their credit, the ‘Women in Blue’ have been able to build on that momentum and a fantastic run in the ongoing World T20 is a testimony to that. India beat two formidable teams in their group –the ‘White Ferns’ from New Zealand by 34 runs and the ‘Southern Stars’ from Australia by 48 runs — maintaining an all-win record at the league stage.

However, England, the reigning ODI world champions, are a quality side in the shortest format and the scars of the summit clash loss at Lord’s can play on the minds of Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur, the two pillars of the women’s side. Skipper Harmanpreet’s performance will be key to India’s success as she is known to rise to the occasion. The Moga-born cricketer can be safely termed as someone who is a ‘big match’ player. Even in the current World T20, she has performed in two group league matches — a match-winning century against New Zealand and a quick-fire 43 against Australia –, which proved to be decisive in the final context of the game. She is currently leading the tournament run-chart with 167 runs from four games at a strike rate of 177 plus. Smriti Mandhana, with 144 runs, is fourth on the list. (Read Full Preview)

Squads:

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma, Dayalan Hemalatha, Veda Krishnamurthy, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Mansi Joshi, Devika Vaidya, Anuja Patil.

England: Heather Knight (Captain), Tammy Beaumont, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farran, Kirstie Gordon, Jenny Gunn, Danielle Hazell, Amy Jones, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Linsey Smith, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Danielle Wyatt.

Live Updates

  • 8:12 AM IST

    England defeats India by eight wickets.

  • 8:12 AM IST

    INDW vs ENGW, World T20 Live Score and Updates: Jones finishes it in style for the three lions as they defeat India in emphatic fashion by eight wickets to book a berth in the finals of the women’s world T20.

  • 8:08 AM IST

    INDW vs ENGW, World T20 Live Score and Updates: 50 for Sciver, and she brings it up with a powerful strike, just three runs to win now. ENG: 110/2

  • 8:04 AM IST

    INDW vs ENGW, World T20 Live Score and Updates: Four! England just need 10 more runs to win with four overs remaining. It is ENG: 103/2.

  • 7:55 AM IST

    INDW vs ENGW, World T20 Live Score and Updates: Sciver steps across and picks the gap, it is ENG 87/2 after 13 overs.

  • 7:49 AM IST

    INDW vs ENGW, World T20 Live Score and Updates: Four! More ferocious power from Sciver. Too short and she carves this away through mid-wicket. England beginning to take full control. ENG: 73/2, 11th over.

  • 7:39 AM IST

    INDW vs ENGW, World T20 Live Score and Updates: England happy just to rotate the strike here. India need a breakthrough soon. Nine overs gone, it is ENG: 56/2.

  • 7:31 AM IST

    INDW vs ENGW, World T20 Live Score and Updates: Dropped! Just how costly could this be?! Hit hard on the pull shot by Sciver, finds Poonam at square leg, but she can’t hold on. ENG: 37/2 , 7 overs gone.

  • 7:27 AM IST

    INDW vs ENGW, World T20 Live Score and Updates: India are right back in the game after that start! Can the women in blue capitalise on this? ENG: 28/2

  • 7:23 AM IST

    INDW vs ENGW, World T20 Live Score and Updates: Wicket! Another one goes! This game refuses to go quietly! Wyatt was down the pitch, trying to go big over cow corner. Doesn’t get all of this and finds the fielder in the deep. ENG 24/2 , 5 overs gone.

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Published Date: November 23, 2018 5:15 AM IST

Updated Date: November 23, 2018 8:14 AM IST